swainsona

noun swain·so·na \swānˈsōnə\

Definition of swainsona

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of Australian herbs and subshrubs (family Leguminosae) having odd-pinnate leaves and racemes of small variously colored flowers with orbicular standard and twisted wings

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Swainsona — see darling pea

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Origin and Etymology of swainsona

New Latin, from Isaac Swainson †1806 English gardener


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